SAN ANTONIO, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NCAA Men's Final Four is heading to San Antonio in 2018, just in time to join the city's 300th anniversary celebration and for one lucky fan to become the Ultimate Final Four VIP. Starting today, hoops fans can enter for a chance to win a dream-come-true package. The lucky winner and all fans will be able to enjoy games and events in historic downtown within walking distance of the River Walk, Alamo, restaurants and thousands of hotel rooms.
Named an official event of the city's Tricentennial Celebration, the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four will be held March 30 through April 2. While the national semifinal and championship games are the main draw of the weekend, the city will play host to a number of Final Four and Tricentennial events, many of which will be free to the public. One of the most highly anticipated is the three-day NCAA March Madness Music Festival that will be held in San Antonio's Hemisfair Park beneath the Tower of the Americas. Past performers of the Music Festival include Aerosmith, Maroon 5, Pitbull, Bruce Springsteen, The Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Fergie, and Rihanna.
Much has changed in the Alamo City since hosting its last Final Four 10 years ago, including venue enhancements to the Alamodome, neighboring Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Hemisfair Park where the heart of Final Four activities will take place. Downriver, the city's Spanish colonial missions have been named a World Heritage Site; while upriver, fans can explore culture-filled neighborhoods, museums and Pearl, which has grown into a culinary hotspot for chef-driven restaurants. All this and more has contributed to San Antonio being noted as one of the world's top travel destinations.
Fans are invited to score the Ultimate Final Four VIP experience by entering at NCAA.com/FinalFour for a chance to win:
- Two tickets to the 2018 NCAA Final Four
- A trip for two including airfare
- Hotel stay for six days and five nights
- Passes to the PrimeSport VIP Experience
- VIP passes to March Madness Music Festival
- Tickets to the NCAA Salute Presentation
- Behind-the-scenes Alamodome tour
- Admission to the Fan Fest, spending money and more.
General public ticket applications are now being accepted through May 31, 2017. The online application can be found at NCAA.com/FinalFour. Interested fans can apply for up to four tickets through the application process and will be notified in the fall if they are selected. Getaway packages, discounts and more destination information can be found at visitsanantonio.com. While in town, travelers can stop by the San Antonio Visitor Information Center across from The Alamo to grab a map, get more ideas on what to explore and have their San Antonio questions answered.
Media information, photos and video: media.visitsanantonio.com
Leslie Komet Ausburn
Visit San Antonio
Visit San Antonio
San Antonio Local Organizing Committee:
Mary Ullmann Japhet
San Antonio Sports
About Visit San Antonio:
Visit San Antonio is a 501(c)6, and serves as the sales and marketing arm of San Antonio as a leading leisure and meetings destination. San Antonio welcomes 20.9 million overnight leisure visitors annually. Hospitality is one of the top five industries in the city, contributing $13.6 billion into the local economy and employing more than 130,000. More information about Visit San Antonio can be found at VisitSanAntonio.com.
About 2018 San Antonio Local Organizing Committee:
The San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC), which is a partnership between the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Sports, and UTSA, has a strong history of hosting successful NCAA Championships that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for the San Antonio economy, including three previous Men's Final Fours (1998, 2004, 2008), two Women's Final Fours (2002, 2010), two Women's Division I Volleyball Championships (2005, 2011) and several regional basketball tournaments.
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